Monday, April 19, 2010

Boxer Edwin Valero dies

In the ring, Venezuela's Edwin Valero was a heavy-handed, hard-working fighter who was exciting to watch. The 28-year-old was a hero in his native country, a fighter with a brilliant past and a bright future.

Sadly, outside the ring, his life was apparently on the way down. It has been a sad few months in boxing. The sport lost the likes of Arturo Gatti, Alexis Arguello and Vernon Forrest.

Sadly, we will never know what Valero would have done against some of the lightweight's top fighters. I'll remember him as a great fighter in the ring and one who could have beaten elite fighters.

What were your thoughts on Edwin Valero?

- Felix


Anonymous said...

Great in the ring but not much outside the ring. He died in jail, hanging himself, after admitting he killed his wife. Guess he couldn't handle life outside the ring.

alf said...

Super talented but obviously a very flawed individual.
I'm not as convinced as others were that he was an elite fighter. I know he won all of his fight by KO, but I think this led to a diminishing of his overall skills as a boxer.
Having said that, very few were/are as naturally talented as he was.

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